Investing in Leadership Development – Lesson Three

Navigating Change and Decision-Making Effectively

In my third and final lesson of my Investing in Leadership Development Series, I expand on the benefits of clearly leading through change and making better decisions. I also specify the drawbacks experienced by team members when resources are not dedicated to advancing leadership.

Lesson Three

Navigate Change Effectively

Those who don’t invest in leadership development may struggle with change and a demotivated workforce. The staff will be suspicious of change, and it is viewed as heavy, annoying, and taking lots of hard work. Employees do not easily embrace new ideas, tools, or processes. Each change requires the managers to be cheerleaders with significant effort for little change.

However, when you invest in leadership development, you move your company through change effectively by learning the following:

  • The cycles of change.
  • How to effectively collaborate to develop effective plans to move others through change.
  • Ways to create an environment where change is expected and embraced.
  • Actions to develop high-performing team members to be a positive force through change.

Effective Decision Making

When you invest in leadership development training, you discover the following tools and practices for improved decision-making.

  • Models to use and critical thinking skills that provide better options and perspectives.
  • How to effectively engage the right stakeholders in decision-making.
  • How to create buy-in and positive momentum to implement decisions effectively.

Those who don’t invest in leadership development have weakened follow-through and pushed out decision making that can lead to the following behaviors from staff:

  • Disinterest in following a weak leader.
  • Decisions will be questioned with reasons “why it can’t happen” pointed out.
  • Lack of follow-through on goals and recommendations.
  • Leaders’ requests are taken as suggestions to ignore.
  • Decisions will be an opportunity to debate and discuss.
  • Absence of collaboration for better solutions.

Learn more about steps you can take now to invest in leadership development to move others to embrace change and implement effective decision-making skills… Connect to grow.